Dr Imran Keeka reappointed as DA KZN Legislature Chief Whip

Issued by Francois Rodgers, MPL – Leader of the DA in the KZN Legislature
02 Jul 2024 in Press Statements

The DA in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr Imran Keeka, MPL as Chief Whip of its 11-member Legislature Caucus. The appointment is with immediate effect.

A seasoned politician – and the man behind exposing KZN’s devastating oncology crisis several years ago – Dr Keeka needs little introduction to the people of our province.

Born and bred in KZN, he and his family live in Newcastle where he first served as a DA PR councillor between 2011 and 2014, Chairperson of the Amajuba Constituency from 2012 until 2014 and where he is the current DA Constituency Head.

Dr Keeka first joined the DA KZN Legislature Caucus in 2014 as Health Spokesperson before becoming DA KZN Spokesperson on Education in 2019 where he has worked hard to find solutions to the province’s ailing education system.

He has also served as a dedicated committee member on KZN’s Public Participation and Petitions (PPP) portfolio committee and Quality of Life (Women, Children and People with Disabilities) standing committee, the latter position being held for the past eight years.

Dr Keeka is also a current member of the DA KZN Provincial Executive Committee, the DA Federal Council, has been re-elected to serve on the Party’s Federal Council and is a member of the Provincial Executive and Provincial Disciplinary Committees. He also served on the party’s Technical Task Team established to form a working relationship between the DA and IFP during the last term.

Dr Keeka holds a post graduate qualification in African Studies and Public Policy. He is also a committee member of several local Muslim organisations, on education issues. In 2012 he was elected to represent the profession of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) and has served on the executive committee.

The DA has no doubt that with his vast community-based, Council and Legislature experience, coupled with a deep commitment to serve, Dr Keeka will continue to play a significant role as Chief Whip. We look forward to his continued contribution to our Caucus as we strive to make a difference in the lives of KZN’s people.